Stars of the South: Louisiana

Elijah McGuire

Scout Presents the Stars of the South, Louisiana Edition. We'll share with you the top performances from week one in the Pelican State.

  • Alex Johnson: RB - (5-10, 190) - Carencro

    Johnson, a senior, rushed for 257 yards and three touchdowns on 22 carries in Carencro's 35-7 win over Class 5A state-ranked East St. John. Johnson reached the end zone from 2, 12 and 74 yards out. This was Carencro's first victory in three years vs. the Wildcats.

  • Elijah McGuire: QB/RB - (5-10, 175) - Vandebilt Catholic

    McGuire can play QB or RB for the Class 4A Terriers. He ran for 241 yards and two scores on 20 carries in Vandebilt's 30-28 loss to E.D. White. McGuire is also an outstanding guard in basketball.

  • Denzel Devall: DE/LB/TE - (6-2, 240) - Bastrop

    Devall, a four-star DE, made the move to inside linebacker in Bastrop's 48-29 shootout win over Greenville-Weston (Ms.). Devall racked up 12 tackles, five TFL, two sacks, a fumble recovery, and even caught a touchdown pass on offense (at tight end).

  • Deion Jones: LB - (6-2, 200) - Jesuit

    Jones (pictured below) notched 13 tackles, two sacks, forced two fumbles and recovered another in Jesuit's 28-13 win over Hahnville last Thursday. Jones is committed to Nebraska. Last year, Jones led the Blue Jays to the Class 5A quarterfinals.

  • Paul Stanton: RB - (5-11, 165) - Jesuit

    Stanton, a senior teammate of Deion Jones, gained 211 yards on 21 carries with three TDs as Jesuit triumphed over Hahnville. Next week, Jesuit battles former Catholic League foe Holy Cross.

  • Trent Domingue: K/P - (5-10, 165) - St. Paul's

    Domingue booted a 22-yard field goal, put six kickoffs into the end zone (for touchbacks), hit five-of-five PATs and averaged nearly 40 yards per punt as St. Paul's strolled to a 38-7 win over Edna Karr last Wednesday. Domingue, a senior, had three punts downed inside the 20.

  • Otha Peters: LB - (6-1, 210) - Covington

    A Tennessee commit, Peters recorded 15 tackles, two sacks and forced a fumble as Covington opened the season by topping Lakeshore, 20-6.

  • Carlos Henderson: RB/WR - (5-10, 160) - McDonogh #35

    In Monday night's 50-42 win over St. Augustine, Henderson galloped for 274 yards and three TDs on 17 carries. He also caught a four-yard pass. Henderson is a junior and the younger brother of current Utah WR Charles Henderson.

  • Malcolm Rogers: RB - (5-10, 185) - Parkway

    Rogers totaled 249 yards (175 rushing, 74 receiving) and scored three touchdowns in Parkway's 55-21 win over Alexandria Senior High.

  • Darion Porchia: RB - (5-10, 175) - St. Mary's

    Porchia was a machine in the Tigers' 56-32 victory over Lakeview, running for 227 yards and five touchdowns and adding 66 additional yards on four receptions.

  • Daniel Taylor: RB - (5-8, 170) - Lutcher

    Lutcher lost to Dutchtown, 32-8, but Taylor still had a magnificent night, rushing for 181 yards, a touchdown, and a two-point conversion on 30 carries.

  • Richard Carthon: QB - (5-9, 185) - C.E. Byrd

    The Byrd Yellow Jackets shocked the state with a season-opening upset of nationally-ranked West Monroe. Carthon averaged over 10 yards per carry (14-141), ran for two TDs (including a 76-yarder) and also connected on a TD pass.

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